First published in 1994, Making the Most of your Inspection is written from the school’s viewpoint in an attempt to dispel hearsay and prejudice regarding school inspections, and to encourage the school staff to approach the event in a positive frame of mind so that the school, pupils and teachers accrue maximum benefit from the experience. The authors, in leadership and inspectorial positions, present a step-by-step guide to the process so guiding the apprehensive reader through to a position of confidence in dealing with inspection. Covering planning and preparing for the various stages of the inspection, from notification to responding to the recommendations, the book emphasises the central role of the headteacher, suggests ways in which governors can be helped with their particular responsibilities, and contains helpful background reading.

chapter Chapter 1|10 pages

The Structure of an Inspection

chapter Chapter 2|23 pages

The Inspection Process

chapter Chapter 3|23 pages

Preparing for Inspection

chapter Chapter 4|11 pages

The Inspection Itself

chapter Chapter 5|21 pages

Responding to the Inspection